Archive for Civil

Dr. Calvin Woods, professor emeritus in the Zachry Department of Civil Engineering at Texas A&M University, passed away May 30. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in civil engineering at the University of Houston in May 1955, and began working as a practicing civil engineer. In 1957, he beg…


Students raced against the clock to invent new technology and innovations to help improve veterinary patient outcomes and pet life as a whole at the latest Aggies Invent. Veterinary care is constantly evolving but isn’t perfect, there are many issues veterinarians face on a daily basis that can be i…


The Grand Challenge Scholars Program (GCSP) at Texas A&M University is a selective three-year program offered to sophomore students with the intent to attract, retain and graduate future leaders who are equipped to solve engineering grand challenges facing our society today and in the future. Wh…


At the most recent Aggies Invent, several students in the Zachry Department of Civil Engineering at Texas A&M University worked to solve the infrastructural and architectural problems of the future. Students were challenged to incorporate the latest technology, like 3-D printing, drones and r…


General Motors (GM) and SAE International announced Wednesday that Texas A&M University has been selected as one of eight North American universities to compete in the AutoDrive Challenge over the next three years. GM will provide each team with a Chevrolet Bolt EV as the vehicle platform. Stra…


At the most recent Aggies Invent, students solved the problems of the future, focusing on infrastructure and architecture. Students were challenged to incorporate the latest technology, 3-D printing, drones and robotics as they competed to create the most innovative and compelling solution for build…


What if you could change the way students are educated and inspired? Suparna Mukhopadhyay, a student in the Zachry Department of Civil Engineering at Texas A&M University, worked to do just that at the Aggies Invent on Education, held Feb. 3-5. In partnership with students from the Department o…


Civil engineering graduate students were able to witness the latest in pavement recycling technology at the RELLIS Campus Feb. 23–24 as the Texas A&M Transportation Institute (TTI) demonstrated “next generation” equipment. Students with the Civil Materials Student Organization (CMSO) at Texas A…


Nuclear waste is a reality, whether remnants of nuclear weapons or the byproducts of nuclear power plants. While we aren’t at risk of an attack from a giant radioactive lizard, nuclear waste can still pose threats to human health. Dr. Zachary Grasley, an associate professor in the Zachry Departme…


A memorandum of understanding (MOU) was signed between Texas A&M University and the Norwegian Geotechnical Institute (NGI) at the Norwegian Consulate in Houston on Nov. 10, 2016. The MOU sets a framework for cooperation in joint investigations, international projects, scientific exchanges and tr…


Jonathan Bower, P.E., M.ASCE, is a 2017 New Faces of Civil Engineering - Professional honoree and a project engineer at L.A. Fuess Partners, INC. He graduated from the Zachry Department of Civil Engineering at Texas A&M University with his bachelor's in 2010 and his master's in 2012. Since child…


Drs. Scott Socolofsky, Lufthansa Kanta and Stefan Hurlebaus of the Zachry Department of Civil Engineering at Texas A&M University, have been awarded 2016-17 College of Engineering Faculty Awards. Socolofsky, professor, was chosen to receive the Williams Brothers Construction Engineering Fellow …


Dr. Bruce Wang, associate professor in the Zachry Department of Civil Engineering at Texas A&M University, recently won two grants as a principal investigator through the federal University Transportation Center (UTC) program funded by the federal Department of Transportation (DOT) as mandated i…


Sirajum Munira, a master’s student in transportation engineering in the Zachry Department of Civil Engineering at Texas A&M University, and AKM Abir, a recent graduate of the department, were selected as finalists in the Transportation Research Board (TRB) 2017 Transportation Analytics Contest. …


Dr. Marcelo Sanchez, associate professor in the Zachry Department of Civil Engineering at Texas A&M University, and his team of researchers are paving the way for new engineering applications that will shape the future of energy production and storage. From new possibilities in geothermal and hy…